Soap Opera Digest : Robert Palmer Watkins Interview

Soap Opera Digest : Robert Palmer Watkins

just the facts.

Birthday: June 18

Provenance: “I grew up all over the place. I was born in Salisbury, North Carolina. We moved from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, when I was 5, then to Richmond, VA, when I was 12. I still have family in both states.”

Relationship Status: He is single — and semi-ready to mingle. “It’s weird, sometimes I’m like, ‘I’m not ready for a relationship at all,’ But there are definitely moments where I’m like, ‘Man, everybody’s dating somebody…'”

Split Decision: His parents divorced when Watkins was 21. “It was really weird the first Christmas because my dad was not in the house and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ It was rough for a couple of years, but everything is fine now.”

The Feminine Mystique: Watkins has two older sisters and one younger sister. “They definitely spoiled me, I’m not gonna lie. They loved me to death! I think growing up with girls definitely made me more sensitive and it’s probably made me a better actor too. Now, my older sisters are married and I have two amazing brother-in-laws.”

Back To The Drawing Board?
When he was younger, Watkins says, “art and drawing were a huge part of my life, every day, just hours spent drawing in a sketchbook. I think I’m going to start again because it was really relaxing. It definitely helped my anxiety.”

His Show Biz Struggles Behind Him For Now, Robert Palmer Watkins Is Savoring His GH Success

There is something charming about someone who doesn’t take their success for granted — and sometime extremely charming listening to Robert Palmer Watkins talk about what it means to him to have found a home on GENERAL HOSPITAL…

The only son of an interior designer/crafts enthusiast mom and an ice cream franchise owner/amatuer musician father, the North Carolina native showed his own penchant for the arts at an early age. “I was the kid in the neighborhood that was like, ‘Let’s put on a play!’ or, ‘I’ve got a video camera, let’s film something!’ “he recalls. “Even if we were playing tag, somehow I would make it into, like, ‘Instead of tag, let’s play Scream and the person who’s “it” is the killer and instead of tagging them, you have to fake stabbing them.’ “Back then, he harbored dreams of becoming a Disney animator, but on something of a whim, he chose to enter his high school’s theater program instead of its visual arts track. One play (Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water) later, “I was just hooked, and since then,” with the unwavering support of his parents, “I’ve just been geared towards acting.”

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